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April 19, 2014 10:46:49 PM

I know I know! it has been asked a lot, but I read and didn't find a case similar to myself.
I have a desktop with these specs:

Motherboard: ASUS P6T
CPU: Intel Core i7 930
RAM: 6 Gb DDR3 (3x2 Gbs)

I'm working with 3ds Max on a huge landscape scene, and it too SLOW! so i'm thinking about upgrading something with a limited budget.
My RAM is usually 85% to 90% used so I think the logical move would be to buy RAM but these days I'm hearing SSD could help too.
which one do you think i should get?

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a b } Memory
April 19, 2014 10:50:37 PM

i would definitely get ram. get a 12gig kit (3x4gb)
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a b } Memory
April 19, 2014 10:55:18 PM

Hi Navidbaradar ,
An ssd will simply make program execution and saving quicker that is all
The more ram you have the faster your rendering times will be and a multicore cpu will help substantially aswell
Not sure what GPU you have that will also play a large part in how fast you can render
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April 19, 2014 11:22:11 PM

mickypheonix said:
Hi Navidbaradar ,
An ssd will simply make program execution and saving quicker that is all
The more ram you have the faster your rendering times will be and a multicore cpu will help substantially aswell
Not sure what GPU you have that will also play a large part in how fast you can render


Thanks for your answer!

I think I have a good enough GPU,
Nvidia Geforce GTS 250 ( that's what Device Manager telling me, I can't remember the brand since I did this system 3 years ago)
just to make it clear, I don't have problems with rendering times, I have problem with using the program, editing objects and etc. this is making me crazy since sometimes I have to click on a polygon, wait for 10 second, and the polygon is selected!!!
so you still think ram is more important in my case?
if so, do you think 10Gbs of Ram is enough? as I said I'm short on budget and I'm thinking to get this :
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-2x2GB-Desktop-Memory-TW3X...

it's exactly like my RAM so, in total I'll have 10Gbs of RAM and I'll use 5 slots.
Is that ok?



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April 19, 2014 11:26:32 PM

that will certainly be better than the 6gb and will help.
the more ram the better and you will notice a difference
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April 19, 2014 11:39:18 PM

mickypheonix said:
that will certainly be better than the 6gb and will help.
the more ram the better and you will notice a difference


so there is no problem in having 5 slots full? I'm asking because I've heard it's better to have even numbers full ( i know! i'm running on 3 now, but that's what I've heard :D  ) because if it makes a lot difference I'll be down to buy 3x2 Gbs...


also another question about the rumors I've heard,
so does it make a difference that the new Ram should be exactly like the one I already have?
if i get another capacity/brand, will it be too bad?
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April 19, 2014 11:43:48 PM

yes with an x58 board , stick with another 3 sticks , you can populate 5 slots but six would be the way to go
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